Deeply Embedded Control
The goal for designers of embedded systems is to achieve appropriate product performance at the lowest possible cost. In order to avoid over-specification, system designers need to strike a balance between allowing sufficient design headroom while still taking into account potential respin costs and silicon expense.
Selecting the most appropriate microprocessor to achieve these goals is a critical part of the design process. This article discusses how the characteristics of the CPU are just one small part of a puzzle that also includes complex debug requirements, system level architecture and integration capabilities.
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